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Windows 7: get back focus by keystroke

03 Jan 2011   #11
bmcdevitt

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

do you know you can run xp virtually on win 7? this might be a solution for you.... you need a xp license though, which i am assuming you already have one


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03 Jan 2011   #12
waroc

W7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Does that mean that all my environment willl be "winXP designed" ?

Or can I choose XP on secondary display as Win7 is still running on primary one ?
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03 Jan 2011   #13
bmcdevitt

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

you can run windows xp like a program ( by this i mean in a window on windows 7) you could bring the window to your one screen and maximize it. It will keep doing other things while you are working in windows 7.

Windows Virtual PC: Home Page

you will see what i am talking about, go to this link and look at the picture to the right....

i have alot of experience in virtualization, i think this solution could work for you. heck its a free shot anyway...
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03 Jan 2011   #14
waroc

W7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Ok, it sounds good.

I'll check it out only next week when I'm back at home.

Thank you for support.

I will report you what's going on.
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03 Jan 2011   #15
waroc

W7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Somebody else told me about another solution.
What do you think about it ?

"Windows 7 does handle shortcuts differently however there's a quick solution for this. The Windows 7 Superbar is accessible with shortcuts (Windows Key + number) so if you have a program pinned on the Superbar right after the start button you can access it with Win+1. If the program is already running, pressing Win+1 will focus that app rather than starting another copy. "
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03 Jan 2011   #16
bmcdevitt

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by waroc View Post
Somebody else told me about another solution.
What do you think about it ?

"Windows 7 does handle shortcuts differently however there's a quick solution for this. The Windows 7 Superbar is accessible with shortcuts (Windows Key + number) so if you have a program pinned on the Superbar right after the start button you can access it with Win+1. If the program is already running, pressing Win+1 will focus that app rather than starting another copy. "
hmmm yes that would deffinately work, if you pin it to first 1-9 you can push window + number of position and it will bring it up, might work for you also. you can also switch back to your other programs to, the same way
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